Make Your Own Hand Stamped Clothing Labels

Laura Kelly Designs
by Laura Kelly Designs
1 Hour

This is such a great way to add an extra special touch to handmade items with fabric AND also to clothing. Stamping on cotton canvas fabric is easy peasy. Turning those creations in to labels or patches is also super simple and lots of fun too. Using my Kindness on Purpose stamps from Therm-O-Web, I created a bunch of labels to put inside clothing that I love as a reminder to always choose kindness and creativity. I can’t wait to show you how to Make Your Own Hand Stamped Clothing Labels and Patches.

Materials and Supplies Needed


Start with CLEAN and ironed fabric. 100% cotton canvas works great. You can try stamping on other fabrics too. I will show you a few additional suggestions later in this post. BUT – for this project we are using a cotton canvas (upcycled from a cut tote bag).

Step One

Cut a piece of fabric just a tiny bit larger than a piece of HeatnBond.

Iron the bumpy side of the Heat and Bond to the fabric following the directions in the packaging.

Step Two

Position the stamps of choice on a stamp block. Because the stamp block is clear, you can see exactly how it going to lay out on the fabric before you ever even ink it.

Step Three

Ink the stamps with the StazOn stamp pad. I recommend doing this by leaving the stamp flat on your work table and patting the ink down on top of the stamp surface. This seems to get a better result and create less of an inky residue upon completion.

Step Four

Press the stamp design down firmly on the fabric surface. Cover the surface with stamped designs, leaving room to cut them apart.

Step Five

Cut the designs apart. I used pinking shears but you could use whatever edge you like best, even a straight cut.

Step Six

To attach the stamped piece to a clothing item. peel off the covering on the other side of the HeatnBond then iron it to the surface wherever you want it – adhesive side down. Here are a few that I did, starting with the I Love You on one of my husband’s show shirts. I want to put hand stamped clothing labels in all of his shirts!

I also attached a hand stamped label to this darling denim bag that I made last week. You can get all of the deets for making it on the blog too.

Hand Stamping on other Fabrics

I tried the stamping process on denim and a white cotton. They both worked great which gives me lots more inspiration to do this again. I even ordered something to test making colored pencils on fabric permanent so stay tuned.

How cute is this label (maybe more of a patch really) on this hand stitched kitchen towel. I LOVE it. I want to make hand stamped clothing labels now for everything. I think they would be super fun to put under the lids of the ballcaps and inside all of the jackets in the closet. Where would you want to put the labels?


Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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YAY for Hand Stamped Clothing Labels and Spreading Kindness in ALL the Ways!


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